Daily Devotional – Living Pure Lives

By on August 12, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from 1 John 3: 2-10Do you abide in Jesus? We are called by Jesus to abide in God and be connected to God. As a branch is joined to a tree. As we abide in God, with His Spirit within us, we are drawn towards His ways and laws.

“2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.

Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him.

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Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. No one who is born of God will continue to sin, because God’s seed remains in them; they cannot go on sinning, because they have been born of God. 10 This is how we know who the children of God are and who the children of the devil are: Anyone who does not do what is right is not God’s child, nor is anyone who does not love their brother and sister.”

We are encouraged daily to “Live our truth!” We are told by the media and those around us that we know what is best for us. This leading and encouragement are contrary to the teachings of the bible. I am reminded about the popular saying, ” There are 3 sides to a story. Your side, my side, and the Truth!” When we live our truth, or what we think is correct, we are making decisions and acting from only one perspective, and living as though only our perspective is right.

Genesis 3: 6 “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. ” 

Selfishness is a root sin. and from this sin, many others follow.  The scripture says that if we are found to be in continuous sin, that God and His Spirit have not taken root in our hearts and souls. If we are living life from only our perspective, how can God’s will be done on this earth? 

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

I want to live for you. I want you to live a life pure and worthy of your sacrifice on the cross. I ask that You place your word and seed within my heart so that it can grow and blossom Your fruit in my life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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Daily Devotional – Living Pure Lives